SHANNON ROBINSON

Duda|Paine Architects

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am constantly inspired by my peers. They are a dream team of artists, makers, businesspeople & designers who have endured challenging times, but their drive and dedication encourage me as they continue to produce beautiful and meaningful work.

SHANNON ROBINSON

Bio:

Shannon Robinson is an Associate at Duda|Paine Architects. Her engineering and construction background prior to entering the Architecture field has allowed her to approach design problems from a different perspective. She values sustainable and equitable practices in the built environment and strives to push projects, clients and the firm to continue to grow and think critically about these efforts. She holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Columbia University and an MArch from UNC Charlotte.

 

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

My parents built our home from the ground up, so I spent a lot of time near construction. This shaped my world view, that anything can come from nothing. From art class to bridge rehabilitation to operating a backhoe…I’ve always loved making.

What do you do?

Lots! I search for opportunities, listen to folks, develop design ideas, raise concerns, gather data, propose interventions, collaborate with a team, investigate options…but mostly try to solve design problems as thoughtfully & holistically as I can.

What excites you in the work you do?

Seeing a design become a reality. With each project, I better understand the impacts of the built world. I hope to improve the quality of a project or the experience of a space by considering its effect on its context, users and environment.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

I am constantly inspired by my peers. They are a dream team of artists, makers, businesspeople & designers who have endured challenging times, but their drive and dedication encourage me as they continue to produce beautiful and meaningful work.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Managing my first large scale project from the design phases through permitting & construction to final completion. Seeing a design all the way to delivery is very fulfilling.

Featured Project Name: 

NCR World Headquarters

 

Featured Project Location: 

Midtown Atlanta, GA

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

December 2018

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Manager in Construction

 

Featured Project Description:

NCR’s global headquarters aims to draw young talent from the region’s growing tech industry. The project incorporates sustainable building systems, while transforming the workplace to be more flexible, transparent and supportive. The architecture is inspired by these objectives from the welcoming entry plaza and voluminous “Innovation Hall” to the green rooftop terrace and other amenity spaces. The dynamic façade and iconic form impact the skyline as well as the pedestrian experience in Midtown.

Photography Credit:

Duda|Paine Architects & Robert Benson Photography

Featured Project Name: 

301 Hillsborough at Raleigh Crossing

 

Featured Project Location: 

Raleigh, NC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Projected October 2021

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Manager in Construction

 

Featured Project Description:

301 Hillsborough is the first phase of Raleigh Crossing, the new mixed-use project positioned at the convergence of four major city districts. The rich character of these districts informed the programming and materiality of the architecture and public spaces. Currently in construction, this design is transforming a previously vacant urban lot into a sleek, curved tower with public plazas, ground floor retail, commercial office, & amenities that include multiple expansive rooftop terraces.

Photography Credit:

Duda|Paine Architects